I await the porn parody version "Oh, Mama!"
I await the porn parody version "Oh, Mama!"
I look forward to taking the lady to see this Friday. I love most of Del Toro's work, but didn't enjoy afraid of the dark, so I'm a little worried.
yeah, his horror is a bit weak.
While his fantasy work is amazing. tinged with alot of dark elements.
which, he only produced this. Shit, with the advertising, I didnt even realize that.
Dont be afraid of the dark, he co-wrote the screenplay adaptation.
dude becomes a vampire from touching this artifact hidden inside a vase(i think) and Ron Perlman plays a sort of a hitman working for his uncle to find the artifact that made him
Been waiting to see this for about a month. The previews make it look a bit scary, but it's only rated PG13?
Devil's Backbone and Cronos were both really solid horror films but Del Toro can verge toward camp at certain times which has a habit of sullying his horror atmosphere. I think he's a bit like Raimi in that he's a great storyteller and has a great eye for how to build atmosphere and tone but he loves making films so much that his child-like wonderment at creating worlds breaks into things at, sometimes, inappropriate times. I think that's why Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy movies are so successful as films due to his attachment, even through serious concepts he got to have a lot of fun and it didn't feel as much out of place. Always really excited to see anything that he's attached to (still really pissed that At the Mountains of Madness got shelved because of Prometheus, massively technically proficient writer/director + some camp + Lovecraft would have been phenomenal) and this movie isn't any different.
yeah. I think his work, works much better when coming from the fantasy side. Things like pans labyrinth which is fantasy first, but crazy dark. Most fairytales are pretty dark in the first place.
But his horror stuff tends to get a bit silly, and just doesn't have that feeling of unease ever, that horror should bring.
Del Toro kicked ass with Hellboy and Pans Labrynth. He seems to excel in a more fantasy setting.
Due to the ad campaign, I think a lot of people think Del Toro was directing this. It was actually just "presented" by him.
Anyway, went and saw it with the woman today. I thought it was alright, but not great. I enjoyed the first half quite a bit more than the rest, as the "less is more" concept disappears and you get way too many up close shots of Mama, which led me to get bored of her pretty quickly. I'd say it's worth a rent/download, but not sure if theater was the way to go on this one.
Last edited by Teddite; 01-19-2013 at 03:52 AM.
Terrible movie made worse by seeing it on a Friday night with a pg-13 rating. Don't waste your money.
This movie used a lot of jump scares. I understand why directors feel the need to employ them, and hell they do work because of our nerve responses, but it's still annoying because every horror director uses it, even the best ones.
Last edited by EtadanikM; 01-19-2013 at 10:31 AM.
Saw is last night.
Pretty much agree with all thats been said here.
Last edited by AlekseiFL; 01-19-2013 at 01:34 PM.
that is wrong pic, fixed.
i'm starting to think that del toro may be the next M. night shyamalan: make one truly classic movie, and then just shit out a bunch of garbage afterwards. pan's labyrinth is my all time favorite movie, but his track record following that movie has been pretty disappointing.
Doesn't seem like he had much to do with this, just using his name?
he produced this.
The ONLY movie hes directed since Pans Labyrinth is Hellboy2. (thats out anyway)
Pacific Rim will be the next one of course.
Huge list of production credits however. and some writing.
The ghost cousin it floor dust mop scene just seemed silly to me. I mean really how many people would just stand there if that was coming across the floor at you. But really I was think about the movie as a whole a few day after. I think there is something to be said about showing the "monster" to much in a movie. The first 3/4 of the movie had some what of the mystery factor, the last 1/4 turned into some weird Tim Burton esque I'm gonna make you feel bad for the ghost thing.
Mama won the Box office last week.
Curious bout the movie but won't see it in theaters cuz i'm a pansy girly man. Anyone care to spoil it for me?
So if I were taking a girl to the movies tonight, should I go see this for the first time or see Django for the second time?
It's worth it to hear "Mama" moaning,
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